Santa Claus will personally thank you if you decide to leave him a Christmas sprinkle cookie or two. Don’t forget the milk!
Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
When you’re feeling festive, pull out those baking ingredients and prepare these incredible Christmas Sprinkle Cookies. They look great and taste even better, making them the perfect baked goodies to prepare for the holidays.
These cookies are fun to make, full of flavor, and are great to share with family and friends during the holidays. You can use all kinds of Christmas sprinkles in festive colors, such as red and green, to give these cookies that special holiday touch.
Why You’ll Love this Sprinkle Cookies Recipe:
- Easy to make: Christmas sprinkle cookies start out as a classic sugar cookie and then are topped with festive sprinkles.
- Holiday fun: These cookies are full of holiday goodness thanks to the red and green sprinkles.
How to Make Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Whisk flour with cornstarch and baking soda before setting it off to the side.
- Grab butter and sugar, add it to a stand mixer bowl, and beat it for four minutes.
- Slowly add the eggs and the almond extract.
- Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Use a cookie scoop to grab balls of the dough, placing them on the baking sheet before pressing them down a bit.
- Place your sprinkles on a plate and then roll or press the cookies into the sprinkles.
- Bake for up to 11 minutes in the oven.
Be sure to use holiday-themed sprinkles for these cookies. You can use nonpareils or sprinkles in your favorite holiday colors.
When stored in an airtight food container, these cookies should remain fresh for up to a week!
Yes. Store baked cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze the cookie dough, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in an airtight container or bag. Prior to baking, let the dough thaw in the refrigerator overnight and continue with step 6.
Yes. Instead of almond extract, try pure vanilla extract or even peppermint extract, coffee extract, lemon extract, or orange extract.
The Christmas Sprinkle Cookies have the perfect taste and texture. They’re the kind of cookies you look forward to eating with a glass of milk on the side!
When you want to show off your holiday spirit, this is the perfect recipe to make. These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies taste good, require little effort, and won’t take long to bake in the oven.
Recipe Tips and Notes
Let your cookies cool on the baking sheet for five minutes before you remove them to a wire rack.
Check your cookies at the eight-minute mark to see if they’re ready to come out of the oven. If not, let them bake for an extra three minutes or so.
Choose any holiday sprinkles you prefer, regardless of the color! It’s all about making these cookies the way that you like them.
Can I leave out the cornstarch?
I don’t recommend it. Cornstarch adds chewiness! Instead of cornstarch, use an equal amount of all-purpose flour.
Should I cover the bottom of the cookies with sprinkles?
Can I use sprinkles instead of nonpareils?
Yes. Use the same amount of holiday jimmies in place of nonpareils.
Enjoy these Christmas Sprinkle Cookies with loved ones. You might even want to have the kids leave a few of these cookies out for Santa to enjoy!
If you make this recipe be sure to leave us a comment or rating. Enjoy!
Christmas Sprinkle Cookies Recipe
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup salted butter room temperature
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 ½ cups Christmas nonpareils or sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. Set aside.2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for about 4 minutes until the butter is light and fluffy.1 cup salted butter, 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is well incorporated. Add the almond extract and mix.2 eggs, 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
- Scoop and roll about 1 heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into balls, slightly flattening the balls.
- Pour the sprinkles onto a plate. Roll/press each cookie dough ball into the sprinkles, making sure to completely coat the cookie dough.1 ½ cups Christmas nonpareils
- Place the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
- Bake for 8-11 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
- Serve and enjoy!